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if he really put muscle into it. other folks people have mentioned, john kerry. problem there, a special election in a few months in massachusetts. scott brown just defeated, he could turn around and run for that seat. it's not a slam dunk. i think that -- >> which would give the republicans -- >> yeah. so going to be considerations if he picks somebody from the senate to fill these slots. >> leon panetta, likely to depart. who might remace him? >> i think it's a tough job to find a good replacement. there's all kinds of people who have been in top positions, mullen, who has been the joint chiefs of staff. there are people who get mentioned. but the thing i think with the panetta decision and the timing is sort of critical there. if we're facing the potential for a military showdown with iran, we're facing a lot of other iran situations, a lot of other tense situations around the world, it's quite possible that panetta gets drafted to stay a little bit longer until some of these situations are worked out. tim geithner is another example, treasury secretary. while we have a fiscal cliff s
in the patraeus resignation. now has a connection to the top american general in afghanistan. general john allen is the commander of nato forces. live on capitol hill. doug, what is going on? >> good morning. this is a long list of characters and we'll go through them quickly. this is general john allen, the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan. he is accused of engaging in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with this woman. this is jill kelly. she has been described as unpaid social liaison down in florida. she also happens to be the same woman who if investigators say received harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. allegedly had an affair with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary direct
is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching fiscal cliffs. tax cuts hitting at the end of the year. >> and we've known about this fiscal cliff for sometime. the president today may stake out a bargaining position. in washington, fox news. >> later today, we
john allen is now under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> she is the same woman who got harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she was allegedly having an affair with. former director of the cia says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right steps. and i think it's important when you're director or the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and formost. >> searched the home of patraeus's alleged mistress. lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. >> just days after patraeus resigned, the washington post is saying president obama wants john brenan to take his place. the post is reporting that the president wants senator john kerry to serve as the defense secretary despite his desire to serve as secretary of state. insiders say that position would likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business.
right to self defense against the rocket attacks. >>> company founder john mcafee, the creator is still wanted on suspicion of murder. >> now, he has gone into hiding fearing someone is out to murder him. tells us why. >> reporter: police have labeled john mcafee a person of interest in a murder. lived next to the software company founder. his body was discovered inside his two story home with a gun shot wound to the head. >> he was lying on the floor covered in blood. >> he says he's in hiding and fears for his life. he's trying to stay one step ahead of a police unit who wants to kill him. >> to put myself in their hands is. beat me until i commit and then execute me. >> he denies killing his neighbor but the two have had differences. had a dispute over several dogs beachside villa. and i did not kill him. good lord. i can't concede myself doing this. if i'm a suspect why are they arresting my friends? my caretaker? my housekeeper? my security guard. >> the town mayor is coming to his defense. >> very nice person. friendly. made a donation and to the police force based on equipment.
. >> point to the impact higher taxes would have on hiring. but house speaker john boehner is shown a willingness to raise revenue if it involves simplifying the tax system. not just raising rates. >> for the purposes of bipartisan agreement, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> and the reaction already from the markets. the dow fell in a big way yesterday. that's due to things happening overseas but also has to do with the approaching fiscal cliff. in washington, fox news. >> president obama will become the first sitting u.s. president to visit the southeast asian country of berma later this month. it was a repressive military regime. the white house has encouraged the move towards democracy. the visit was announced this morning. >> election official inside virginia are thinking of solutions to the long lines of voters forced to wait during tuesday's election. voters shouldn't have to wait more than an hour. using optical scans instead of touch screens and bringing in more voting machines. the problem is being blamed on a high voter turn out and few vo
john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare, medicaid and social security is necessary, but it would involve a grand bargain. it could take months or years to get that done. the deadline for congress just over seven weeks from now. if these cuts take effect, a congressional budget office report says unemployment could climb to above 9%. some entitlement programs such as social security and medicaid are exempt, but just about everything else is on the table. back to you. >> sherri ly, thank you. >> going over the fiscal cliff threatens to impact each and every one of us. how likely is a compromise? what are hill watchers hearing about the fiscal cliff? we'll find out when ed o'keefe of the "washington post" joinsous in our next half hour. >>> new t
for his life. john is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor. he was found inside his home with a gun shot wound to the head over the weekend. police say they want to question mcaffee but he says police want to kill him. he admits the two had their difference. >> i did not kill him. good lord. i just can't concede in myself doing anything like this. if i'm a suspect, why are they arresting my friends? why did they army caretaker, my housekeeper. my security guard. >> this is not mcafee's first one in with the law. earlier this year police raided his home after he was accused holding firearms most of which were found to be licensed. >> new this morning a delay in the trial of james holmes, the accused gunman in the movie theater massacre in colorado. he was supposed to appear in court toy but a judge granted his team a delay after holmes was rushed to the hospital as serious but undisclosed the condition. there are reports holmes has tried several times to take his own life. he is accused of opening fire during a midnight showing of the dark night rises back in july. 12 peo
tax cuts. $440 billion worth. john boehner says he is open with putting politics aside and making a deal with the president. they have until january 1st from preventing the economy from going over that cliff. another issue for the president is appointing a new secretary of state. clinton is not expected to return but may stay a few weeks after the president is sworn in again. >> election officials in virginia are considering changes after long lines force some to wait for hours to cast their ballot. the commonwealth is considering switching from the touch screen mondays to optical scans. turn out was less than in 2004 or 2008. there were complaints about long lines and registration issues. now investigating the voting problems there. >> other top stories, gabby giffords will meet her shooter today. face-to-face with the man who shot her in the head at close range. he is due in court this morning for the first time. he pleaded guilty in august to the shooting and find out his sentence later today. >>> a disturbing attack in falls church, virginia. >> a man assaulted a teenage girl
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